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Table 1 Comparison of LL, SS, IHI, and IVA between both groups

From: Patients with Modic type 2 change have a severe radiographic representation in the process of lumbar degeneration: a retrospective imaging study

Items DD MC U value P value
LL (°) 39.03 ± 11.30 33.30 ± 12.23 3.12 < 0.01
SS (°) 35.21 ± 7.67 30.70 ± 8.38 3.966 < 0.01
IHI
 L3/4 30.01 ± 3.96 25.54 ± 6.29 2.805 < 0.01
 L4/5 31.92 ± 5.22 28.03 ± 5.79 2.902 < 0.01
 L5/S1 33.66 ± 5.39 29.73 ± 7.19 3.353 < 0.01
IVA (°)
 L3/4 6.10 ± 2.63 5.02 ± 2.93 0.984 > 0.05
 L4/5 6.49 ± 3.80 6.54 ± 3.97 − 0.095 > 0.05
 L5/S1 12.37 ± 4.40 9.52 ± 4.94 3.081 < 0.01